History of Art and Architecture

Museum Studies Major Requirements

Required courses for the Museum Studies major

The Museum Studies major requires the completion of 30 credits distributed as follows.

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (9 credits)
 
HAA 0010 Introduction to World Art
HAA 0101 Foundations of Art History
HAA 0125 Museums: Society and Inclusion?

ART AND ITS PUBLICS COURSES  (6 credits):
   
COMPETENCY COURSE (3 credits)
 
DISPOSITIONAL SKILLS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (2 credits)

HAA 0102 Proseminar for Undergraduate Majors
* This 1-credit class must be taken twice over two terms in which the course content differs, for a total of 2 credits.  Students should enroll as early as possible as these were designed to prepare students for capstone coursework.

MUSEUM HISTORY COURSE (3 credits)
One of the following:

HAA 1025     History & Ethics of Collecting
HAA 1026     Exhibitions: From World’s Fairs to Global Biennials
HAA 1030     Special Topics: Museum Histories (when offered for 3 credits)
 
MUSEUM PRACTICE COURSE (3 credits)
One of the following:

HAA 1019     Curatorial Development
HAA 1022     Exhibition Presentation
HAA 1021     Inside the Museum
HAA 1031     Special topics: Museum Practices (when offered 3 credits) 

 

CAPSTONE PROJECT (4 credits)

One of the following combinations:
Option A:
HAA 1902 Internship Workshop (1 credit) and
HAA 1905 Museum Studies Internship (3 credits)

Option B:
HAA 1950 Honors Thesis (3 credits) and
HAA 1951 Honors Thesis Seminar (1 credit)

Grade requirements
A minimum GPA of 2.0 in departmental courses is required for graduation.

Satisfactory/No Credit option
No course required for the major can be taken on an S/NC basis except HAA 1902 and HAA 1905.

Writing (W) requirement
Students must complete at least one W-course in the major. HAA 0101 is the W course for the Museum Studies major.

Honors major requirements
Honors in the Museum Studies program is granted if the student meets the following requirements
•    maintains a GPA of 3.5 or above in HAA courses;
•    maintains an overall GPA of 3.25 or above;
•    completes HAA 1950 Honors Thesis with a minimum grade of A-, and;
•    completes HAA 1951 Honors Thesis Seminar.

HAA Department Advising

    Maria D’Anniballe
    FKART 118B
    412-648-2400
    MDAW@Pitt.edu